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Pieniny National Park Hike in Lesser Poland

Pieniny National Park
Pieniny National Park
Pieniny National Park
Pieniny National Park

Join Pawel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on this amazing hiking day in Pieniny National Park, where you will have the chance to discover the stunning and diverse nature of Pieniny Mountains as well as visit romantic ruins of medieval castles.


+1 Days

All year


All levels


* Discover the spectacular nature of Pieniny National Park

* Catch amazing views from the top of Trzy Korony

* Explore the romantic ruins of medieval castles


On this exciting day tour, we will set off from Krakow to explore the stunning Pieniny National Park and several medieval castles on the way.

Pieniny National Park is the oldest national park in the country, established in 1932, and it protects one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Poland. You will be amazed by its spectacular limestone rock formations, awe-inspiring Dunajec river gorge, and rich diversity of countryside and flora.

But this is not all. In the national park's surroundings, there are also two medieval castles, that we will also have the chance to explore. Furthermore, during this hike, we will also climbTrzy Korony, one of the most spectacular viewpoint peaks in Pieniny. Additionally, we can extend the program by 1 day to visit Niedzica castle and enjoy Dunajec river rafting.

This program is open to everyone. However, although it is not technically demanding, it is not suitable for people with a fear of heights.

If you would like to join me to discover one of the most beautiful nature spots in Poland, then contact me and we can start planning this exciting hike together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included in the cost:

- Transport for individual pricing - for a group of up to 4, approx. EUR 40 (private car), for groups of more than 4 people, approx. EUR 150-200 (bus rental with a driver).

- Equipment rental (if needed) - trekking poles (approx 5-10 EUR), mini-crampons (5-10 EUR).

- Admission tickets in the National Park - approx 4 EUR.


Day 1: Pieniny

Departure from Krakow to Pieniny (approx 2 hrs by car).

Visit to Czorsztyn Castle.

Hike to Trzy Korony and Pieniński Castle.

Return to Krakow (approx 2 hrs by car).


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle



Equipment rent on site


What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

We will hike approx 15 km with 700 m of ascent and descent during that trip.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

No prior experience is required, but certain sections of the trail require a "good head" for heights. Note, that during one day we will gain approx 700 m of elevation, hence good fitness level is required. The program may be suitable for children and older people under the condition that they are able to make approx 15 km with 700 m of ascent and descent during that trip.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

We meet at an agreed meeting point in Krakow and will be traveling to the trailhead via my private car.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

This is one day trip hence no need for accommodation. We will stop at the mountain hut on our way back, hence it will be possible to buy a meal. It is recommended though to have some extra calories (snacks) and water during the trip.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

No, there are no special requirements for this trip.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best time for this hike is starting from end-April till end-October.

Can I join a group?

No, I'm offering private hikes only.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

I will be offering an alternative program in Pieniny Mountains. Another option is to cancel the trip.

What equipment will I need?

In general, you will need a backpack, good hiking shoes, a first aid kit with your medicines, a warm clothing layer, sun protection, wind and rain protective clothes, a headtorch, and trekking poles. I will provide the detailed equipment list prior to the trip.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I'm UIMLA certified International Mountain Leader living in Krakow, Poland. I'm guiding one-day hiking trips and multiday trekkings in Beskids Mountains (including Bieszczady and Pieniny) as well as in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. I'm passionate about wild nature and have valid licenses for 6 national parks located in southern Poland, i.e. Babia Góra, Gorce, Pieniny, Magura, Bieszczady, and Ojców National Parks. Apart from being a mountain guide, I'm also a ski and survival instructor.


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What people are saying about Pawel



This trip exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Pawel was a fantastic guide, very experienced and had an incredible knowledge of the geological features of the Gorce mountains and surrounding mountain ranges as well as the historical aspects of Polish history. As beginners to snowshoeing, Pawel was understanding and knowledgeable of the most suitable routes to take. In addition, at the beginning of the trip we presented Pawel with a problem which he resolved with empathy like a true gentleman. For that we were truly thankful. The whole trip was incredible. Memories created that we will never forget. Thank you so much!

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